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    Cut (Patricia McCormick)

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    • When she arrives at Sea Pines Callie is self-destructive unresponsive and withdrawn. Her parents and doctor have placed her in the “residential treatment facility” after discovering that she cuts herself. Callie refuses to talk to anyone including her psychiatrist. But slowly through compelling first-person narrative the event that traumatized her comes to light. Callie reveals that her brother Ben nearly died from liver failure while in her care. Her mother was unavailable and her father was at a bar. Although their absence is evidence of a deep family dysfunction Callie blames herself for the crisis. When the threat of expulsion from Sea Pines precipitates a cutting incident that frightens her Callie finally begins her healing process. She opens up to the girls around her and surrenders to her therapist the compass she’s been using to cut herself. Through Callie’s frank and realistic voice first-time novelist Patty McCormick illuminates a subject that is rarely discussed. Her story of Callie’s recovery will speak to the more than 1 million people - mainly girls and young women - who engage in acts of self-inflicted violence every year.

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    Guest charade

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    Cut is a quick and powerful read. I
    definitely suggest it to someone trying
    to understand SIV, but the book is
    extremely triggering, especially when
    Patricia goes into detail about the
    feelings that run through you when you
    hurt yourself, so watch out.

    All in all a good read, but a little
    unrealistic. the ending left me
    unsatisfied, and let’s get real
    here - there’s hardly any rehab
    centers in the US for this, let alone
    any that the average citizen can afford.

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    Guest madeline

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    I read this book about a year ago and
    must say I was deeply disappointed. I
    couldn’t relate to the main
    character at all. I’m not sure why
    so many people seem to love this very
    short, one dimensional view of self
    injury and the self injurer.

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    Guest Marissa

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    I loved this book the end was ok, but up
    intill then I couldnt stop reading I was
    just dieing to know if Callie got better
    or not.

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    Overall, Cut could have been a whole lot
    better. The ending lacked good
    development, but it does capture some
    struggles. Although I find it that not
    all people with the same situation of
    self injury can relate at all to this.

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    i really did like the book, it personally helped me some. since i am struggling with quitting the whole issue.
    it’s very hard at times. at other times, it’s easy.. this book is quite amazing though, i wanted to know if Callie got better and what happened to her brother. i just thought it was great how she started talking. the end could have been better though.

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    Guest Shannon012495

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    I first read this book when I was 12, and it gave me the courage to tell my mom about my SI addiction. I’m 15 now, and still recovering, but this book literally made all the difference.

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